Cohort Five (2018-2020)
Cohort Five (2018-2020) - Details of Current Schools in the Program
Baynton West Primary School
Lisa Ledger - Principal
Baynton West is a new suburb of Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In the local Aboriginal language, Karratha is said to mean 'Sacred Earth'. Baynton West Primary School opened as an Independent Public School in 2013, the successful application was written in conjunction with the newly appointed principal and the families who lobbied to get the school built earlier than originally scheduled.
Beeliar Primary School
Louise O'Donovan - Principal
Beeliar Primary School is a public school that offers primary education to over four hundred and seventy students from Kindergarten to Year Six. Fifty five additional students attend the Fremantle Language Development Centre that has four classes located on our site. Our vision is to empower students to strive for their academic goals, to stand tall in the face of life's challenges and to successfully contribute to society.
Bridgetown Primary School
Judith Dadson - Principal
Bridgetown Primary School is committed to providing quality education through a supportive learning environment. Emphasis is placed on early intervention, effective whole school programs, inclusivity and achievement for all. Central to operation of the school is distributed leadership, strong staff collaborative practices and working in partnership with our community.
Dudley Park Primary School
Christine Prandl - Principal
Dudley Park Primary was opened in 1976 and set is amongst the tuart trees in the heart of Mandurah. Our school provides education for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and supports the development of younger children in the community through the Dudley Park Child and Parent Centre. Students at Dudley Park Primary come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds. We are proud of the indigenous heritage of our community. We have over 500 students enrolled in our school with more than 20% being Aboriginal and an increasing enrollment of students whose first language is not English. Our Vision: Success for everyone through a commitment to excellence and innovation in a safe and caring school community. All students and families have different needs and circumstances. We ensure that we cater for these individual needs to allow our community to grow together. We set the bar high and strive to achieve the very best academic, sporting and social outcomes. We embrace new ideas and are committed to doing things differently. This allows us to respond to the unique needs of our community. We understand the importance of positive relationships and partnerships in achieving the very best outcomes for everyone. We focus on the whole child to ensure we support physical, cultural, moral and intellectual development
East Maddington Primary School
Carolyn Lucarelli - Principal
East Maddington Primary School was established in 1974 and includes a diverse multicultural population of around 400 students. This includes 30% of students from a non-English speaking background and a 10% Aboriginal population. It has an ICSEA of 946. The campus includes the Maddington Child and Parent Centre, a campus of the South Metropolitan Language Development Centre and a Dental Therapy unit.
Rohan Smith - Principal
Gilmore College has served students of the Kwinana Community for over 60 years. The school’s modern facilities house over 1100 students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds from Years 7-12. Established links with Universities, industry and employers provide students with multiple post-school options. Students, staff, parents/carers and the wider community are committed to contributing to the positive culture of the school.
Shannon Wright - Principal
Greenfields School motto “Together We Grow” focuses our school community on working with one another to make a difference in the lives of our students. Central to this is our commitment to implementing research-backed programs, with an emphasis on explicit teaching, to improve student outcomes.
Harrisdale Senior High School
Leila Bothams - Principal
Harrisdale Senior High School opened in 2017 with a Year 7 enrolment of 213 students. The School services the rapidly expanding south-east metropolitan corridor and will experience steep growth in student numbers as it reaches Year 12 in 2022. Harrisdale’s vision is to be a school of excellence in learning and teaching.
Harvey Senior High School
Di Clayton - Principal
By virtue of its size, Harvey Senior High School is able to cater for all students as individuals. The commitment of staff and local community involvement means that there is a strong connection between students, parents/caregivers and staff, resulting in all students being supported to achieve their potential. There is strong support from the community in enabling enriched educational opportunities for students. As well as striving for excellence in all learning areas, students are encouraged to develop those skills, attitudes and values that will enable them to become lifelong learners who are able to adapt to their environment and contribute positively to their community. Harvey SHS is a school responsive to the needs of its clientele and is always looking for better ways to meet them.
Karratha Primary School
Kate Lyon - Principal
Karratha Primary School is located in the Pilbara region and has specialist inclusion facilities. Its vision highlights the diverse, inclusive nature of the school community and its values of care, personal best, responsibility and respect. The school is committed to nurturing independent lifelong learners and active citizens through school wide programs.
Leschenault Catholic Primary School
Kerry Hewitson - Principal
Leschenault Catholic School caters for for all learning styles and abilities. The aim is to empower students to explore and investigate on a collective, holistic basis. Students are motivated to learn through opportunities to grow their learning capabilities. The teaching process involves daily group times, personal reflection times, skill instruction and other learning experiences.
Northam Primary School
Amanda Jones-Rowbottom - Principal
Northam Primary School is a part of the Avon Schools Network and is a level 5 school in the Wheatbelt town of Northam. The student population is a mixture of those who live on farming properties and travel to and from school by bus, and those who live close by. NPS has a rich history and has been educating children for over 100 years. Northam Primary is committed to creating and maintaining strong links with the community and providing a quality education.
North Mandurah Primary School
Tom Burke - Principal
North Mandurah Primary School has a sound reputation for delivering quality education and pastoral care programs. The school caters for students from Kindergarten to year 6 and we have a firm belief in the unique value of each student. All classrooms are well equipped with modern teaching resources and are fully air-conditioned with multimedia teaching facilities which include interactive whiteboards, computers and digital cameras. We are located adjacent to John Tonkin College Year 8 and 9 Campus which allows for a smooth transition to high school for our students, with transition programs commencing in Year 5.
Onslow Primary School
Jackie Barry - Principal
Onslow Primary School is a level 4 school in the coastal town of Onslow that caters for students from Kindergarten to year 12. 40% of the student population is Aboriginal. All staff at Onslow Primary School are committed to provide a quality education for all its students in an inclusive setting.
Peg’s Creek Primary School
Shiona Hobart - Principal
Peg’s Creek Primary School is in the regional location of Karratha and values its connection with a diverse community. We are building a collaborative culture to enrich quality teaching and learning. Through relationships and partnerships we promote a safe and supportive learning environment to motivate all students to be their best.
Redcliffe Primary School
Mark Hendon - Principal
Redcliffe Primary School has been part of the Redcliffe community for over 55 years. Our school prides itself on providing an inclusive education for 21st century students to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. Teachers use PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) to develop emotional literacy and problem solving skills. The lessons learned in class are reinforced when students are problem solving in learning and play situations. Our school has a community approach to supporting students. Staff members develop relationships with students across the school and work together to support them in becoming responsible learners
Riverside Primary School
Peter Dunning - Principal
Riverside Primary School is an Independent Public School committed to providing students with a holistic education enabling them to reach their potential academically, physically, socially and emotionally. School staff value the roles that students, staff and the whole community have in providing opportunities for students to be empowered to embrace their future. The school has a strong pastoral care program, and there are many programs in place to assist students to feel supported at school. The site is shared with the Riverside Education Support Centre, and both schools share facilities, resources, a School Board and a P & C.
Serpentine Primary School
Kendall Lange - Principal
At Serpentine Primary School our mission is to develop the cognitive abilities of students to maximize their educational opportunities and teach them the self-discipline that will inform their lives. Our commitment is to ensure that students are treated to all the benefits a rural school has to offer while still receiving a high quality education. The belief that all students can be high achievers and that every child matters every day is fundamental to our approach. It is what we do every minute, every hour of every day that makes the difference.
St Mary’s Donnybrook
Annette Quirk - Principal
St Mary’s is a Catholic primary school educating students from Kindy to Year 6. The school is a family-focused community where each person is valued and respected in a safe and caring environment. Our philosophy is based on the premise that children, from Kindy-Year 6, learn in different ways and at different rates. The school promotes the key values of forgiveness, courage, compasssion, service, justice, respect, excellence and determination.
Tambrey Primary School
Troy Withers - Principal
We cater for approximately 600 students from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to the ethos of ~Nurture ~ Inspire ~ Achieve~ sharing high expectations of everyone. We are a professional learning community where there is a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration and evidenced practice.
Woodland Grove Primary School
Ashley Mottershead - Principal
Woodland Grove Primary School is situated in the rapidly growing area of Byford in Perth’s eastern suburbs. The school opened in 2017. The student body comprises of families with strong generational connections to Byford along with a significant multi-cultural population. Woodland Grove Primary School prides itself on developing the “whole child” through a focus on visible learning and visible wellbeing.
Cohort Four (2017-2019)
Cohort Four (2017-2019) - Details of Current Schools in the Program
Bernadette Jones - Principal
Bullsbrook College is an Independent Public School educating children from Kindergarten to Year 12. Bullsbrook College is committed to the growth and development of students into contributing and compassionate members of the broader community. Seeking ways to constantly improve the school environment - structure and climate for enhanced student learning, highly effective teaching and strong, positive relationships - is very important at Bullsbrook College.
Cannington Community College
Clyde Graham - Principal
Cannington Community College is a kindergarten to year 10 Government School. The ethnic diversity of Cannington has increased in recent years and approximately 1 in 3 students come from a home where English is not the main language spoken. The staff at Cannington Community College are committed to public school education and strive to ensure that all children can engage fully with the best possible education regardless of their circumstances.
Chidlow Primary School
Christine Hennessy - Principal
Chidlow Primary School is semi-rural Level 4 school in the Perth Hills. The student population has consistently stayed at around 200 for a number of years, educating children from Pre-Primary to Year 6. Chidlow Primary are committed to school and community co-operation in providing excellent education to all students. The school has a strong emphasis on assisting all children to achieve to the best of their ability with support at the appropriate level.
Clayton View Primary School
Sharon Marchenko - Principal
Clayton View Primary School has a strong reputation within the Swan Education District for providing high quality educational programs through an inclusive approach that has a strong commitment to the curriculum and an inclusive environment. The commitment of the staff, the positive support of parents and the enthusiasm of students all combine to ensure a strong community school relationship at Clayton View Primary. In 2015 Clayton View Primary School was awarded with an Exemplary Expert Review. Clayton View Primary School was one of four finalists for 2016 Department of Education Awards, Primary School Of The Year.
Ellen Stirling Primary School
Dean Goldspink - Principal
Ellen Stirling Primary is an Independent Public School providing quality teaching programs for students in Kindergarten to Year 6 in the Ellenbrook area. In recent years, Ellen Stirling Primary School community has grown from 400 to over 800 students. The staff are innovative and passionate in providing quality education to all students and developing students who are well rounded and will contribute to the community as proactive citizens.
Gibbs Street Primary School
Julie Blythe - Principal
Gibbs Street Primary School opened in 1972 on the site of 'Western's Dairy'. The School has continued the maintenance of the Family's home now known as 'Western House' since converted into an excellent Arts Centre for use by the School. Gibbs Street Primary School places emphasis on early intervention, a whole of school values program and has successful literacy and numeracy support programs. Gibbs Street Primary has a very multicultural emphasis and involved with international programs based at Curtin University.
Koorana Primary School
Margaret Gold - Principal
Koorana Primary School value the importance of working in partnership with staff, families and the wider community in providing a quality education for all students. The school enjoys outstanding support from its community and the staff are committed to sustaining quality educational programs. The empowerment of strong staff collaborative practice and shared decision making within the school is central to Koorana's framework for continuous improvement.
Lynwood Senior High School
Gerri Hardy - Principal
Lynwood Senior High School is an Independent Public School catering to students in Years 7 to 12. The school specialises in Sustainability Education, both socially through a strong focus on building respect and concern for others, as well environmentally, and the part students will play in the world. This focus has created a strong and positive culture within the school and has led to recognition that the school is 'a centre for Environment and Life Sciences education'. Through strong partnerships with a range of universities, government and community organisations, students are developing into contributing community members of both today and into the future.
Marri Grove Primary School
Louise Burke - Principal
Marri Grove Primary School is an Independent Public School that nurtures students in a safe and inclusive learning environment. Catering for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, the school is a key part of the growing Byford community. Staff deliver high quality education programs for all learners, providing children with access to learning programs that are differentiated to suit their individual learning needs.
Orelia Primary School
Joanne Stewart-Magee - Principal
Orelia Primary School is a school of choice in the Kwinana community. The school's purpose is to ensure all students leave Orelia Primary School well prepared for their secondary schooling, and have opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that they need, to achieve their individual potential and play an active part in civic and economic life.
St Joseph’s School
Travis Bienkowski - Principal
St Joseph's School is a Catholic primary school for students in Kindy-Year 6 serving the Parish community of St Patrick's Waroona. The School endeavours to nurture all children to grow as confident, independent, life-long learners who are enabled to contribute to society with dignity, respect and a spirit of service. The school promotes excellence in all of its activities, including a comprehensive literacy program and a thorough mathematics program.
Thornlie Senior High School
Donna McDonald - Principal
Thornlie Senior High School is Independent Public Secondary School providing education to 1200 in Years 7 to 12 students. The school is committed to ensuring students identify their aspirations and achieve their personal goals. The school's vision is to Engage, Inspire and Achieve. Students at Thornlie Senior High School learn in an environment that emphasises the importance of respectful relationships and the achievement of personal best.
Two Rocks Primary School
Elizabeth Wildish - Principal
Established in 2006, Two Rocks Primary School caters to students of all abilities and all social, ethnic and economic backgrounds in the coastal community. Two Rocks Independent Public School embraces new learning. The school is innovative in teaching and use respect as the cornerstone in dealing with change and challenges. The staff have high expectations of all students.
Wirrabirra Primary School
Steve Richards - Principal
Wirrabirra Primary School is in the City of Gosnells. The campus is shared with an Education Support Centre and operates an inclusive program for all students in Kindergarten to Year 6. The staff at Wirrabirra have a wide range of experience from varied backgrounds in education. All staff undertake regular professional learning on current trends and programs particular to our school.
Yale Primary School
Glen Read - Principal
Yale Primary students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 are from 35 countries. The academic program has a focus on literacy while catering for the diversity of the student population by offers a range of specialist program including Gifted and Talented. The staff, students and community at Yale Primary create an environment where responsible behaviour, respect and consideration of the needs of others are emphasized.
Cohort Three (2016-2018)
Cohort Three (2016-2018) - Details of Current Schools in the Program
Balga Primary School
Kylie Jones - Acting Principal
Balga Primary School, an Independent Public School, cater for students from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. provides for the educational and social needs of students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Balga Primary School has developed an Early Years Strategy part of which involves children and parents in groups to develop language play and social skills. The school are focused on a Literacy and Numeracy Program that includes explicit teaching, high achievement targets for all students and comprehensive data collection. The staff and community are committed to students achieving to the best of their abilities.
Bentley Primary School
Steve Lockwood - Principal
Students at Bentley Primary enjoy first class teaching in an inclusive, culturally diverse and caring environment. The proudly boast that 60% of students are from all over the world as well as a significant number of Indigenous families. Bentley staff are focused on the impact that quality teaching has on student learning. The teachers, leaders and partners of Bentley Primary have a deep of curriculum, of how students learn, and their individual needs and capabilities to provide rich education experiences for all students.
Bungaree Primary School
Sharon Albers-Smith - Acting Principal
Bungaree Primary School was opened in 1969 and services the central area of the older part of Rockingham. The School receives strong support from our parent community, built on a solid tradition of community connection and involvement. Specialist areas, such as Science, the performing arts, physical education and pastoral care programs, provide a major focus for our school community and are central to the school's teaching and learning program.
Dianella Secondary College
Wayne Austin - Principal
Dianella Secondary College is part of the Dianella Education Precinct. Dianella Secondary are committed to K-12 education, working side by side with Dianella Primary College and Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre. Dianella Secondary College, situated in Perth's northern suburbs, is a rich and vibrant multi-cultural environment that has a long history of producing successful and committed community members. The core belief of the school is the learning journey is a team effort between students, parents, teachers and community partners.
Dianella Primary College
Anthony Middelton - Principal
Dianella Primary College is part of the Dianella Education Precinct, offering students a seamless K-12 education precinct. The Primary College has an onsite Intensive English Centre catering for CaLD students and over 60 nationalities. Dianella Primary aims to provide opportunities for children to develop their intellectual, physical, social, cultural and emotional skills. The staff believe that every child has the right to the best possible education, and the educational process is best served when the school, the child, the teacher and the parent/carer work together in a positive way to support learning.
Forrestfield Primary School
Diane Greenaway - Principal
Forrestfield Primary School, a Level 4 Primary School situated approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Perth in the Kalamunda foothills. The school has an enrolment of approximately 190 students, from Pre Primary to Year 6. With a school motto of All Different, All Valued, the staff work with passion and energy to improve student outcomes. Forrestfield Primary School invests in the importance of the whole child and through its excellent pastoral and extracurricular programs has engaged the support of families and the local community.
Middle Swan Primary School
Frances Coventry- Principal
Middle Swan Primary School is a level 5 school with over 500 students many from diverse backgrounds. Recent data indicates that language skills are an area of need in the Swan region hence the focus on interventions in the early years. Since 2014 the innovative language program Talk 4 Writing has been implemented as an opportunity to extend student vocabulary from Kindergarten to Year 6. The schools priorities include, vocabulary, mental calculation and the social and emotional well-being of students. Staff ensure students experience success at school and provide relevant, often innovative programs in a supportive environment.
Roseworth Primary School
Chris Brackenreg - Principal
Roseworth is in the Girrawheen area and has a long established partnership with the Fogarty Foundation. The rich cultural background of Roseworth Primary School provides a vibrant base for the many programs and partnerships at the school. The teaching and learning program at Roseworth acknowledges that students learn at different rates and in different ways. The school aims to to promote community participation and to provide a supportive and nurturing school environment for students, parents and staff.
Southern River College
Everal Miocevich - Principal
Southern River College has been recognised as a school embracing their context and community to improve student outcomes. The school is focused on addressing social disadvantage with a pathway model for all aspiring students, along with holistic approach to pastoral care. The development of the college as a Minerals and Energy Academy, focusing on STEM education, has created authentic learning opportunities for students. The staff at Southern River College have a can do attitude as they inspire tomorrow’s future today.
St John Paul II Catholic Primary School
Chris Lamb - Principal
St John Paul II Primary School in Banksia Grove caters to children from K to Year 6. The school has developed an environment where inclusivity and tolerance are essential. St John Paul offers a broad curriculum, which exposes the children to become confident and competent members of the school community and society as a whole. Religious Education is across the curriculum, as are Aboriginal Studies and Sustainability.
Thornlie Primary School
Lee Woodcock - Principal
Thornlie Primary School is comprised of a mainstream and Intensive English Centre with a current total enrolment of over 400 students. The school caters for students from K-6 with a huge diversity of cultures and backgrounds. The school are committed to improving outcomes for all students regardless of their background and providing intervention that makes a difference to the lives of the children. Thornlie's staff are dedicated to the development of growth, respect, opportunity & worth of each and every student.
Warriapendi Primary School
Peter Jakimowiez - Principal
Warriapendi Primary cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school's students are representative of a multicultural community; around 30 different languages within the student group. The school's vision is 'to develop the understanding, skills and attitudes relevant to individual needs of students in promoting self-esteem and self-concept within the unique and caring environment of the school. Warriapendi are committed to continual improvement for their students.
Yule Brook College
Hilary Saunders - Principal
Yule Brook College is a dedicated Year 7 to 10 school inspired by the Big Picture Education design for education. The staff live by the school's philosophy of ‘one student at a time’. Yule Brook have a strong focus on academic excellence, developing social skills and the emotional wellbeing of our students.
Cohort Two (2014-2016)
Cohort Two (2014-2016) - Details at Conclusion of Program
Armadale Senior High School
Mary Griffiths - Principal
Armadale Senior as been closely linked to the changing demographics of the local Armadale region. The school works with the community to ensure skills and pathways for their students. The philosophy of Armadale Senior High School is to 'engage young people in learning' by creating a safe learning environment where every student is able to achieve their full potential.
Cecil Andrews College
Stella Jinman - Principal
Cecil Andrews values that every child is different and has different talents and needs. Special programs at the school include STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering), P-Tech (Pathways in Technology) and our other vocational programs provide pathways to university, TAFE and further training and the workplace, as well as sport and Performing Arts programs that provide talented children unique pathways for success.
Challis Community Primary School
Lee Musumeci- Principal
Challis Community Primary School believes in enabling students to reach their academic, social and emotional potential whilst becoming valuable members of the community. Challis have invested in building a strong foundation in the early years to improve outcomes for children, especially children from disadvantaged families. The school's teaching programs allow all children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident learners and engaged members of the community.
East Hamilton Hill Primary School
Geoff Miller - Principal
Central to East Hamilton Hill's team philosophy is that “Every Child Matters” and “All Students can be High Achievers”. In recent years the school has been acknowledged by the Department of Education as being one of the most improved schools in Western Australia. The school are committed to implementing researched based, best practice programs with a real focus on explicit instruction has been the cornerstone of this success.
Hamilton Hill Senior High School
Donna McDonald - Principal
Hamilton Senior High School is a school on the move. The students come from many different backgrounds, but they leave with one thing in common – a great education and a great head start in life. The school aspire to ensure all students leave with the skills they need to thrive in the challenging, interesting and dynamic 21st Century, with access to outstanding specialist programs in information technology, music, art and sport.
Hamilton Senior High School is amalgamating to become Fremantle College, opening in 2018.
Phoenix Primary School
Margaret Pretty - Principal
As an Independent School in the South Metropolitan Education Region since 2015, Phoenix Primary School is striving to achieve our purpose which is 'Our students will become purposeful, valued members of the global community, realising their full potential'. This small school, features a wide range of cultural backgrounds, with approximately 28 nationalities represented. Phoenix Primary have a strong focus on literacy and numeracy and implemented whole school approaches to improving outcomes for all students.
Safety Bay Senior High School
Alen Kursar - Principal
Safety Bay Senior High School is an Independent Public Secondary School catering for approximately 1200 students in Years 7 to 12. The school's motto of Imagine Believe Achieve highlights the aspirational nature of the school in constantly striving to improve on past performance. Safety Bay staff are focused on enhancing outcomes for their students with a focus on curriculum and technology.
Southwell Primary School
Liz Melville - Principal
Southwell is a 'boutique' primary school located in Perth's south. The school aim to give every student in our care the very best possible education in order to prepare them for life beyond school. The school's ‘Learning Community’ encourages staff, students and family to involve themselves in all aspects of school life and to identify themselves with the core values.
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School
Karmela Messineo - Principal
St Vincent’s School Parmelia, a Catholic school founded by The Order of Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, which began serving the families of Medina in 1956. St Vincent’s School is comprised of well educated and dedicated professional staff who strive to provide a holistic education and caring learning environment, enabling students to realise their full potential within all aspects of their development.
Warnbro Primary School
Gordon Murdoch - Principal
Warnbro Primary School has been open since 1973 with children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Students at Warnbro are from a diverse range of nationalities cultural and economic backgrounds. There is a high level of community involvement and the Parents and Citizens Association is highly visible and very pro-active. Warnrbo Primary School's strategic priorities are Literacy Numeracy and Social Development.
Cohort One (2012-2015)
Cohort 1 (2012-2015) - Details at Conclusion of Program
Balga Senior High School
Geoff Harris - Principal
Balga Senior High School, which comprises of 54% migrant, 28% aboriginal, 22 teen parents, this includes Education Support, Aboriginal Sport and Culture based, Intensive English Centre, Middle School and Senior School Programs which have unique strategies to connect, engage, facilitate learning and achieve success in the self and the curriculum.
Girrawheen Senior High School
Rosalba Butterworth - Principal
Girrawheen Senior High School is a co-educational, Independent Public School (IPS) for students in Years 8 to 12. In 2012, the school was awarded IPS status, providing them with an opportunity to develop the school's vision and future goals. Rosalba and her team aim to build on positive achievements to progress the school from a "good school" to a "great school". Girrawheen are excited about what the years ahead will bring.
Dryandra Primary School
George Craig - Principal
Dyrandra is in the Mirrabooka area and is a multi-cultural school with nearly forty languages represented. At Dryandra, they aim to create a school that meets the needs of students in the 21st Century. To achieve this the school has created an environment that is dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to aspire to academic excellence learn how to become life long learners and to become responsible citizens of our future
Dryandra joined Fogarty EDvance Cohort 3 in 2016 following a change in leadership of the school at the conclusion of Cohort 1.
Majella Catholic Primary School
Lina Bertolini - Principal
The school is part of the Catholic Parish of Mirrabooka. The school’s mission statement reads, “United in Christ, Majella Catholic Primary School seeks to be a just and inclusive community where the dignity and goodness of each person is respected. Majella is well resourced in literacy and numeracy and our program is enhanced through support from an English as a Second Language teacher, Reading Recovery teacher and EMU (Extending Mathematical Understanding) teachers.
Nollamara Primary School
Nollamara Primary School & Intensive English Centre (IEC) is a Class 4A school catering for Kindergarten to Yr 6. The school has a mixed population base; 45 language groups are represented. The larger groups include Arabic (13%), Dinka (7%), Other African (5%), Karen (4.5%), and Burmese, Swahili, Vietnamese and Kirundi (10% combined). There is also a significant Indigenous population at the school.
North Balga Primary School
Grant Kennedy - Principal
North Balga Primary School takes pride in its flexible and engaging programs, and its multicultural environment, and continually strives to achieve excellence in the academic, social, emotional, behavioural and sporting aspects of school life. We encourage children to persist and commit to giving their best effort at all times supported in a mutually respectful environment.
St Gerard's Primary School
Mark Miloro - Principal
Westminster has historically had a large migrant population and St Gerard’s Primary has always served the educational needs of the students, many of whom have English as a second language. This focus continues today with a large proportion of Sudanese refugees present in the school profile.
Westminster Junior Primary School
Jo Hine - Principal
Westminster Junior Primary School focuses on developing curriculum delivery that suits the 4 to 8 year old child. The school has around 280 students from Kindergarten to Yr 3, including an Aboriginal cultural kindergarten (Kalari Kindergarten). The children come from a variety of cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal, African, Asian and European Non English Speaking Backgrounds.